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We’ve all come to expect certain comforts in a vacation rental. Smart tv’s. Dependable Wi-Fi. Nice appliances and a well stocked kitchen of dishes and glassware. Sheets in the bedrooms and towels and soap in the bathrooms. A washer and dryer is nice, too. They are all great amenities. But what makes a vacation rental stand out, are the extras. At Northern Door Vacations, our hosts go that extra step into making your stay comfortable and exceptional and memorable. Like with that first cup of coffee..

Start your day out right

“Coffee is a must have!” That’s the consensus in our family, and among anyone else we’ve traveled with. “It’s a non-negotiable.” Sure, we always think we’ll remember to bring coffee and the necessary “cream and sugar” when we’re packing up the car. But it doesn’t always make it in. Top it off with a late arrival and no open stores for miles, and now you have to make a plan to get up and go first thing in the morning. Not so at the “Cherry Cabana” in Sister Bay.

Guests to the Cherry Cabana recently had this to say about their stay for a Bachelorette celebration: “Something we really appreciated was that the house was STOCKED with anything we needed. Tin foil, ziplock bags, paper plates and paper towels. It felt like we were at home. They even had a whole coffee bar with different flavored syrups and coffees.” It’s all in the details.

Bathrooms that offer a spa like retreat

Who goes right to the bathrooms when you’re checking out your vacation rental? That’s what we thought. Beautiful tile, space for your things, a nice shower to look forward to are all things you might notice at first. On closer inspection, it’s the vacation rental amenities that will catch your eye. Like this bathroom at Halvo Home in Ellison Bay. Full sized shampoo, conditioner and body wash in both showers. The hosts even supply some toiletry items in case a guest forgets an essential. And how about that bath set-up?!

Experience Door County on the waterfront

The beauty of Door County begins at the waterfront, and those breathtaking views can be seen from several of our vacation rentals. Kayaks and canoes making getting out onto the water easy and fun for the whole family. At Treebrook in Ellison Bay you can listen to the waves lapping the shore at night around the outdoor fire, or from your bedroom, and then spend the day enjoying it! We think one of the best amenities here is that fabulous outdoor shower!

Outdoor living at its finest

Here in Wisconsin, when the weather is nice, we embrace it! That’s why we play close attention to all the ways you can enjoy being outside when you stay with us. DiSalvo Lakehouse is a prime example of that. You’ll find plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the view of the water. Swing in the hammock with a good book, or with a friend! Take the kayaks, SUPs or canoe out for a paddle. Gather the gang for a rousing game of outdoor giant Jenga, bocce ball or bags.

The hosts have upped the outdoor living game with a two grills (one gas, one charcoal) and a newly added outdoor pizza kitchen. A perfect opportunity to gather friends and family for a pizza party!

The extras that keep everyone busy

We’ve covered a lot of ground when it comes to vacation rental amenities. But wait, there’s more! Our hosts offer a number of activities for both indoor and outdoor fun. Games and books. A record player. Even ping pong tables. Check out Northern Door Vacations and book your next Door County adventure!